Tuesday, November 17, 2020

1942 - December 1 – Gasoline rationing begins in the United States. License Numbers To Be on Coupons

1942 - December 1 – Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.
License Numbers To Be on Coupons

When individuals obtain their basic "A" gasoline rationing book, they must write their license number and states in which the automobile was registered on the back ... Read MORE...

Denton Record-Chronicle -  Denton, Texas -  November 17, 1942
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Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

1888 - Bad Bet
On the 9th Steve Brodie jumped from the Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) bridge in to the Hudson river, two hundred and twelve feet, and received injuries from which he may die. The leap was made for a wager of... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 17, 1888
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Asheville, North Carolina, USA

1917 - SCHOOL FIRE.
Asheville, N. C. - Five children are dead, three missing and eight are seriously injured as the result of a fire today which started in the furnace room and destroyed the Catholic Hill school for... Read MORE...

Waterloo Times Tribune -  Iowa -  November 17, 1917
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Montgomery, Alabama, USA

1901 - SWEEPING FLAMES. ONE RESIDENCE BURNED AND ENTIRE BLOCK THREATENED.
House Owned by Gay Brothers, Valued at $5,000, Destroyed. It Was Occupied by Bernard Frank.

Three firemen overcome by heat and a handsome two-story residence owned by Charles and John Gay,... Read MORE...

The Montgomery Advertiser -  Montgomery, Alabama -  November 17, 1901
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Farmville, Virginia, USA

1923 - STATE NORMAL SCHOOL DAMAGED BY FIRE. FARMVILLE COLLEGE FOR GIRLS SUFFERS LOSS OF $200,000.
WING OF MAIN BUILDING COMPLETELY DESTROYED - NEARLY FIVE HUNDRED WOMEN-STUDENTS ROUTED FROM SLEEP -
ALL ESCAPED UNINJURED - FIREMEN CALLED FROM OTHER CITIES BUT WERE TURNED BACK WHEN FIRE WAS... Read MORE...

The Bee -  Danville, Virginia -  November 17, 1923
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Pancakes - Beat up three eggs and a quart of milk; make it up into a batter with flour, a...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 7, 1881
Babylon, New York, USA (Lindenhurst)

1963 - 3 DIE, 4 INJURED IN PLANE CRACKUP.
Lindenhurst, N.Y. (AP) - A twin-engine plane crashed in flames on take-off Saturday, plummeting into the front yard of a home where a child's birthday party was being held. All three men aboard the... Read MORE...

Logansport Pharos - Tribune -  Logansport, Indiana -  November 17, 1963
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G. G. Whittaker, 1897

Visit Rodman, New York, USA!

Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

1912 - WRECK ON BOSTON & MAINE.
Two Killed When Engine and Train Have a Collision.

FITCHBURG, Mass., Nov. 16. - One railroad employe[sic] was killed, another probably fatally injured, and six passengers slightly hurt when... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 17, 1912
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 America - Did you know? February 24, 1803 - Marbury v. Madison: Landmark Supreme Court decision greatly expands the power...Read MORE...



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 Quebec - Did you know? In the mid 1600s, pro-birth measures were put in place to encourage population growth in New...Read MORE...



History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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Visit Shelton, Connecticut, USA (Huntington)!

Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.


View South from Viaduct, Shelton, Conn.
Died November 17

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